How do we want to handle his replacement?
Max Baucus assumed the position of US Senator from Montana on December 15th 1978. For 35 years he has been making decisions that affect the lives of not only people from Montana, not only people from the United States, but people from around the world. The Senator has made many friends, to be clear on this issue he has grown quite influential during his tenure. But he made just as many enemies with his votes. For progressives in Montana, his tenure has been, as they say, a mixed bag.
Now he is leaving the Senate. Continue reading
The Grassroots Meets the Inside/Out, and One-on-One Strategies
For advocates of health equity and immigrant rights in Oregon, the 2013 legislative session has been particularly sweet,
Immigration reform supporters in Central Florida ratcheted up their work engaging key decision-makers with a string of events over the Memorial Day Recess. Continue reading
Who crashed the economy? If one turns the pages of Paul Ryan’s spine-chilling budget one sees who conservatives like himself believe to be the biggest threats to the US Economy: Hungry children and pregnant mothers. Continue reading
Dedicated to the struggle for justice, organizers from across the country came together for the Alliance’s annual 4-day training from May 16-19, with aims to grow, invigorate and innovate. This core training is offered to new organizers from state affiliates’ staff and volunteers, with trainings on basic organizing skills.
“I’ve seen what community organizing can do and the incredible strength that intelligent, progressive people have when united. Hearing about the changes and victories that occurred has only confirmed for me that this is the work that I want to do: I’ve found my calling!”
We should take a moment to open our ears to the crooning of conservatives, in particular to their repeated incantation that we have to cut healthcare spending in order to cut the debt. Continue reading
Just some of the findings in a poll of 805 African Americans.
Margin of error +/-3.5%.
On May 1, 2013, Lake Research Partners released its recent polling results on attitudes toward immigration among African Americans and found that 70% of Black voters support a proposal that includes a roadmap to citizenship. Continue reading
Last Wednesday, the nation celebrated May Day, and for the seventh consecutive year immigrant rights and immigration reform were the focus. Immigration Reform has taken on new life as the Senate, the President and the people of this country take bold steps toward fixing a broken immigration system. Our nation cannot keep 11 million people living in fear.
Small business owners across the country are weighing in on the immigration debate. Their message: small businesses support immigration reform with a roadmap to citizenship.
At May Day rallies tomorrow, around the country, small business leaders will be addressing the crowds; speaking up for comprehensive immigration reform. It seems a good moment to remind ourselves where exactly small business owners stand on this issue. Continue reading